Centennial had a relatively small student body when Philip entered Grade 7 but it expanded significantly into much larger class sizes in Grades 10 and 11 as students joined from other private schools. There was a real sense of community and camaraderie that extended beyond the school as the students hung out together in spite of being dispersed all over the Montreal area. The annual awards ceremonies reinforced school spirit and students would yell and cheer their fellow students who were being recognized for their achievements. The field trips were fun for the group and the NYC trip was definitely a highlight and a bonding experience for the Grade 11 students. It all came together at their graduation party, and their sense of group was very evident. Philip has maintained contact with several of his class-mates after graduating.